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Chum Siberia

Two chums in western Siberia

A chum (pronounced "choom") is a temporary dwelling used by the nomadic Yamal-Nenets and Khanty reindeer herders of northwestern Siberia of Russia. It has a design similar to a Native American tipi but it is less vertical, and it is very closely related to the Sami Lavvu in construction, but is somewhat larger in size. Some chums can be up to thirty feet (ten meters) in diameter. [1]

Chum

Drawing of a chum by Igor Turzhanskyy (Ukraine) in 2008

The traditional chum consists of reindeer hides sewn together and wrapped around wooden poles that are organized in a circle. In the middle there is a fireplace used for heating and to keep the mosquitoes away. The smoke escapes through a hole on top of the chum. The canvas and wooden poles were usually quite heavy, but could be transported by using their reindeer. The chum is still in use today as a year round shelter for the Yamal-Nenets and Khanty people of Russia.

In Russian use, the terms chum, yurt and yaranga may be used interchangeably.

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  1. Notes by Oxana Kharuchi, Russian Association of the Indigenous Peoples of the North

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